Against a backdrop of government austerity, Congresswomen Louise Slaughter and Congressman Earl Blumenauer have remained steadfast advocates for comprehensive and sustainable transportation policies, including investments in freight and passenger rail improvements.
Representative Slaughter will speak about the future of high-speed rail in Western New York.
Representative Blumenauer will discuss transit in Portland, Oregon, including rail, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation.
Our annual lecture series features a blue-ribbon roster of innovative thinkers, practitioners and leaders who come to Rochester to share their ideas and experience with us. This year's theme: Dynamic Duos!
Reshaping Rochester focuses on the efforts, strategies and successes accomplished by cities that face similar challenges to ours: downtown revitalization, preserving the character of our neighborhoods and communities, creating mixed-use centers and walkable commercial districts, and enlisting community involvement.